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Olive Trees
for Landscaping

Key Feature

Fruitless – No Mess!

Best Benefit

Reduced Allergic Reaction




Wholesale  |  Retail

Olive Trees
for Landscaping

Key Feature

Fruitless – No Mess!

Best Benefit

Reduced Allergic Reaction



Key Features


No Mess!

Several cultivars of olive trees do not produce olives! These trees make them ideal candidates to plant along walkways, where you don’t want the fruit staining stonework or having someone slip on the proverbial “olive peel.” No messy olives to sweep up.


Reduced Pollen

Non-fruiting (fruitless) olive trees produce less pollen. In fact, the Swan Hill cultivar produces only 1% of most olive trees’ typical pollen output, vastly reducing typical allergic reactions.



Olive trees make excellent focal points and accents to the Mediterranean-style landscape garden. We offer both single- and multi-trunked trees to match your landscaping needs. In landscape design they work well flanking entryways, driveways, pathways, patios, and pools. They also make ideal focal interest specimens in a courtyard.

General Growth Conditions & Characteristics


Full sun

Olive trees do best with 8 hours of bright sunlight. While it’s possible to grow them quite successfully in containers outdoors, they will rarely be as healthy indoors in a container. When planted for indoor use, provide lots of direct sunlight.


Well-drained, nutrient poor soil

Olive trees prefer well-drained soil and grow well even in nutritionally poor soil. They thrive in hot and rocky locations. While new plantings will do best with regular water (and container plantings will require even more water), established trees are fairly drought tolerant and only require water occasionally.


Heat to cold

Although olive trees do well with both higher heat and cold, winter temperatures, various cultivars react with greater (or lesser) tolerance to heat or cold. Most are hardy down to 20 or 30°F. Ask us which cultivars may be best for your growing conditions.


Slow to Vigorous

Olive trees vary in growth rate over time. Some are slow; others are moderate or even vigorous in their rate of growth. Left unattended, some cultivars may grow to 30 feet or more. But they respond well to pruning, if you wish to maintain them at a specific size. Most flower in spring or summer, even if they are not fruit producing. The exception is Little Ollie, a dwarf cultivars that remains small and shrub-like, producing no blooms.


Dwarf to 30+ feet

Tree size may vary widely depending upon how much it’s been pruned historically in an established olive tree. Many are maintained at  20 (+/-) feet to achieve a desired visual effect. Some cultivars are characterized by upright branches and others by more pendulous or “weeping” branch style. Also, some trees have dense canopies, as wide as the tree is tall. Others thrive by being used in a hedge or shrub formation with branches intertwined with its neighbors’.

Ancient olive trees are characterized by their gnarled, dense and thick trunk girth. Their size gives an appearance of stocky solidity. Olive trees are known for living not only for hundreds of years, but even thousands, in parts of the Mediterranean and Middle East. Olive wood is also prized for its dense grain and beautiful color.

Fruiting olive trees may also serve as the most appropriate cultivar for your landscape design. For example, some tree cultivars prefer an olive tree “companion” when positioning them in pairs. Each may provide beneficial pollination to the other.

Scroll down to view both our fruitless landscaping olive trees only, as well as all our landscaping olive tree cultivars. Select which types may be most appropriate to your planting and design conditions. 

Fruitless Landscaping Olive Trees Only

All Landscaping Olive Trees

Fieldgrown olive trees

Frantoio Olive Tree

The Frantoio olive tree grows well in milder climates, but it is not as tolerant of heat and cold as Spanish olive cultivars. This fruiting olive tree grows with moderate speed and has an airy... [ LEARN MORE FRANTOIO ]


Zitoun Olive Tree

This tree is prized for drupes of dark wine color, freckled with a whitish dusting for both table & oil use, available in 15 gal. containers. [ LEARN MORE ZITOUN]

Fruiting 15 gallon olive trees

Koroneiki Olive Tree

After the Arbequina and Arbosana, Koroneiki olive trees are the most widely grown throughout Greece. With an open canopy and medium vigor, it is ideal for dense planting... [ LEARN MORE KORONEIKI ]

Itrana Olive Tree

Itrana Olive Tree

The Itrana cultivar is native to the Italian region of Lazio. It's produced primarily for table olives but is also used for milling into highly prized oil. [ LEARN MORE ITRANA]

15g Maurino Olive Tree

Maurino Olive Tree

This self-sterile olive tree is prized for its sweet and delicate oil, as well as being tolerant of very low temperatures. it's ideal for cooler climates and dense plantings. Its graceful, pendulous form makes Maurino an attractive olive tree for hedgerows and orchards.[ LEARN MORE MAURINO ]

Arbequina Olive Trees 24 inch box

Arbequina Olive Tree

This self-fruiting olive tree is prized for its dark brown fruit, highly aromatic oil content, and its attractive, silvery green foliage. Highly adaptable, Arbequina produces abundantly in hot dry climates... [ LEARN MORE ARBEQUINA ]


Picual Olive Tree

An early producer with high, constant yields. This rustic cultivar adapts to diverse environmental conditions with moderate cold tolerance. [ LEARN MORE PICUAL]

Picholine Du Gard

Picholine Du Gard

This cultivar thrives on Mediterranean growing conditions and has a particularly fruity taste. Originating from Collias and Gard in the South of France, it’s got a fruity taste with slightly peppery notes. [ LEARN MORE PICHOLINE DU GARD]

Fruiting Olive Trees

Pendolino Olive Tree

Pendolino is named for its pendulous branching characteristic, making it ideal for manual fruit cultivation. This variety is widely appreciated by growers for its high fruit... [ LEARN MORE PENDOLINO ]

Field Grown Olive Trees

Cerignola Olive Tree

Predominantly used for commercial production, these Cerignola olive trees grow the largest olives in the world and originate in the Puglia region of Italy. Due to their size... [ LEARN MORE CERIGNOLA ]

Fruiting Olive Trees

Leccino Olive Tree

The Leccino olive tree is one of the primary cultivars used in Italian olive oil production. It is best known for its Tuscan origins and delicate flavor profile. All across Italy, it is considered... [ LEARN MORE LECCINO ]

Field Grown Olive Tree

Coratina Olive Tree

The Coratina olive tree is often grown in the shape of an inverted conical vase. It’s characterized by early fruit production and by its adaptability to different soils and climates... [ LEARN MORE CORATINA ]

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